Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson has not had the best thirty days of his life. As most will remember, last month he was arrested for domestic violence when he allegedly head-butted his wife during an argument, leaving her with a 3-inch gash on her forehead. Because of the incident, the wide receiver was dropped by the the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, and his reality TV show was canceled as well. Johnson’s estranged wife, Evelyn Lozada, filed divorce papers soon after the domestic violence incident claiming her marriage to be “irretrievably broken,” but Johnson refused to sign the papers, as, according to TMZ, the former NFL star was attempting to win Lozada back.
It now appears that Johnson has finally accepted the fact that his marriage to Lozada is over as he filed divorce papers in Florida last Thursday. The divorce documents he filed show that he too believes his marriage is “irretrievably broken”. Johnson, however, does not want to pay for Lozada’s legal bills and wants a judge to block his wife’s request that he pay for all of her legal bills and lawyer fees. He cited a provision in their prenup in which both parties agreed to pay their own way if they were to separate.
Johnson was officially charged with misdemeanor battery for the alleged head-butting of his wife, and last week, although not attending the arraignment, had his lawyer plead not guilty to the charge on his behalf. If convicted of the charge, Johnson may be spending one year of his life in jail.